Shin-Soo Choo said that he spoke with Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister on Thursday morning as they cleared the air about the right fielder’s postgame comments late Wednesday.
“I talked to him today, and we’re good,” Choo said. “It’s over. We can’t do anything about it.”
Choo missed the cutoff man on an eighth-inning throw as Josh Reddick went to third on a Ben Zobrist single. Reddick would come home as third baseman Joey Gallo threw to second base to get Zobrist, but the ball went back into right field.
Zobrist went to third and scored the tying run two batters later. Oakland scored once in the ninth to win 5-4.
Afterward, Choo felt that the throw had been singled out as the main reason for the loss during a conversation with Banister, though Banister told the media that Choo was attempting to make the right throw but it sailed on him.
Twelve hours later, Banister was still backing Choo.
“I trust what Choo does on the field and what he tells me,” Banister said. “Choo in our clubhouse is one of the most passionate about team and winning.
“We’re all in this pot together. More forward. Move on. Non-issue.”
Jeff Wilson, 817-390-7760